Friday, 17 February 2012
Christie’s International Real Estate welcomed six firms to its affiliate network at the close of 2011 and a further four in January 2012 for a total of ten new brokerages.
‘In this increasingly competitive environment, where reaching qualified buyers worldwide is paramount, leading independent brokerages appreciate the need to align with an international brand,’ said Jarvis Slade, head of the Americas, Christie’s International Real Estate.
‘After joining affiliates gain access to our proprietary marketing programs and services, our award winning magazine, and our global web platform. They best serve their important clients by promoting their listings in excess of US$1 million with elegance and effectiveness,’ he explained.
Regency International Estates in the Turks and Caicos joined the network in late 2011, for a total of 13 brokerages in the Caribbean. Led by Katherine Baryluk and Robert Greenwood, Regency International Estates will exclusively represent the Christie’s brand throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands including the island of Providenciales, which was ranked the best beach destination in the world in 2011 by Trip Advisor.
In Europe, Côte Ouest Immobilier in France’s Saint Jean de Luz is managed by Nicolas Descamps and specialises in high end real estate on the Basque coast and south of the Landes area. Descamps has worked in the luxury real estate market in Biarritz for seven years, before deciding to open his own agency.
In Africa, Kensington Finest Properties International, the exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate in Mallorca, Spain, will now also represent the Christie’s brand in the Marrakech region of Morocco. The company will serve an elite global buying clientele, predominately from France, Germany, and the Middle East drawn to the city and its exotic international lifestyle and stunning location in the foothills of theAtlas Mountains.
Kentwood Real Estate, with a total of approximately 175 real estate professionals operating from three strategically located offices in Denver, Colorado, represents the luxury enclave of Cherry Creek, among others. ‘We are pleased to be affiliated with Christie’s International Real Estate,’ said Peter Niederman, chief executive officer of Kentwood Real Estate.
Serving Georgia’s coastal region and the city of Savannah, Seabolt Brokers is led by luxury real estate specialist and managing broker Elaine Seabolt. ‘Seabolt is the third brokerage affiliated with Harry Norman Realtors to gain admittance to our network of luxury specialists. That speaks volumes to the high esteem with which we hold Harry Norman, our valued affiliate since 2007, and all of its associated businesses. It also speaks to the company’s endorsement of the programmes and services of Christie’s International Real Estate,’ said Rick Moeser, senior Vice president.
Randall, Realtors Real Living Real Estate, a leader in the US$1 million plus residential market, was founded 35 years ago by Doug Randall. And the family owned firm is now one of the largest real estate companies in Connecticut. In January 2012 Randall Realtors acquired the Guilford based Page Taft Real Estate firm, which will retain its own identity locally. The merged companies will continue Page Taft’s affiliation with Christie's International Real Estate.
Luxe Platinum Properties in Lake Oswego, Oregon will exclusively represent the Christie’s brand in the Portland metropolitan area and the Northern Oregon Coast. Led by Terry Sprague, the area’s proven leader in the marketing and sale of luxury real estate, this new venture will serve buyers and sellers by adhering to the highest standards to quality, integrity, and passionate expertise which distinguish the Christie’s brand.
Oliver Luxury Real Estate Peninsula. The newly established firm exclusively represents the Christie’s brand in California’s San Mateo County, including the upscale communities of Atherton, Woodside, Hillsborough, PortolaValley, Burlingame, and Menlo Park. This boutique brokerage is led by long standing luxury real estate expert Michael Oliver and his company, Oliver Luxury Real Estate, which joined the Christie's International Real Estate network earlier in 2011 with its Lake Tahoe office. Michael has joined forces with third generation Peninsula property specialist Kristin Cashin.
Dream Properties is the brand name synonymous with prestigious real estate in Ottawa, Canada’s capital city. Marilyn Wilson has over 22 years of experience selling and marketing luxury real estate in the Ottawa area and is known for her intuitive ability to match buyers and sellers. From her years of experience structuring the largest residential real estate transactions in Ottawa, Marilyn has developed a reputation as the ne plus ultra marketer of fine properties.
Often called the prettiest town in Canada, Niagara on the Lake in Ontario, Canada, has a distinguished history dating to 1781 and is home to the network’s area affiliate, Niagara on the Lake Realty. Having served the real estate needs in the town for more than 30 years, the firm expanded in 2007 with an additional office in St. David’s to meet the needs of its growing business and the Town of Niagara on the Lakes plan for development in the area.